Djokovic equals Graf’s record

Tennis legend Novak Djokovic is every week faraway from any other milestone after equalling Steffi Graf’s all-time report for maximum weeks spent at number one of 377.

The 35-year-vintage Serbian stays pinnacle of the contemporary ATP rankings released on Monday bringing him degree with the quantity of weeks that Graf spent as women’s international primary.Djokovic again to number one spot for a seventh time after his victory in the Australian Open on the give up of January which changed into a document equalling 22nd Grand Slam singles identify.

Two former world variety ones enjoyed achievement on the weekend – Daniil Medvedev claiming the Rotterdam title and Carlos Alcaraz creating a winning go back to the circuit in Argentina.

Medvedev’s three set victory – his 16th career identify – over Italian Jannik Sinner sees him go back to the pinnacle 10 – he rises three spots to eighth.

The dropping finalist’s consolation is a climb of locations to 12th in the ratings.

Alcaraz’s successful go back to the tour, after almost 4 months out, in touchdown the Argentina Open on Sunday sees him solidify his 2d vicinity in the scores.

Greece’s Stefanos Tsitsipas – whom Djokovic beat in the Australian Open final – rounds off the top 3.

Germany’s former world range Alexander Zverev arrested a decline in his ranking given that his comeback after tearing ankle ligaments all through last yr’s French Open which saved him out of movement for the remainder of the yr.

The 25-yr-vintage, who additionally revealed after exiting the Australian Open in the 2nd round he had type 1 diabetes since the age of three, rose one location to sixteenth after attaining the second one spherical in Rotterdam.Pole Iga Swiatek consolidated her area atop the WTA global rankings launched on Monday after claiming the Qatar Open on the weekend.

The French and US Open champion, Swiatek, 21, dropped simply 5 games all week on her manner to a 2d directly Doha identify on Saturday via beating Jessica Pegula.

Aryna Sabalenka is 2d and American Pegula moves as much as third in the standings in spite of defeat to Swiatek with Tunisian Ons Jabeur losing to fourth.

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